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. >> rick: we appreciate that. >> heather: on a surprise trip to iraq john kerry has a message for the iraqi government saying iraq should not allow iran to fly african-americans and spiders to the war there. the secretary pushing iraq leaders to end sectarian violence. steve is joining us live from washington with more on this story. >> reporter: the central issue here is whether iraq's president the prime minister, that is, a she'ite muslim is helping to support the assad regime in syria. now, secretary kerry met with iraqi president nouri al-maliki during a visit in baghdad today. those iranian flights were at the top of the agenda. they had what kerry described as a spirited discussion. here is the secretary. >> anything that supports president assad is problematic and you i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president assad and his regime. >> reporter: the u.s. believes the iranian aircraft flying over iraq are carrying weapons to arm the syrian government but tehran says they are delivering only humanitarian aid there.
. >>brian: secretary of state john kerry making a surprise visit this weekend to baghdad. it's been a little more than a year since president obama ended war in iraq bringing the u.s. troops home. with little influence left in that war-torn country trying to rebuild the secretary is having trouble urging iraq's leaders to stop aiding iran and allowing the overflights of iran, what we believe to be weapons, ammunitions over to syria. the iranians are using iraqi airspace to make that happen. john kerry wants it to stop. how did he do? joining me now a man who fought in that war, c.e.o. of concerned veterans for america, pete hegseth. how much leverage does the skraeufrt have? >> not very much. you might say that this is our chickens coming home to roost. when you don't follow through and don't have influence and don't have a relationship then the prime minister of iraq is more likely to hedge towards iran and his neighbors to the east than he is to help us because we don't have that influence. the folks we have left in baghdad don't have a mandate to operate. john kerry shows up asking for a
would argue that's one of the many reasons that we're stuck. >> rose: okay. john kerry is the new secretary of state. cares about the middle east? interested. has been as chairman of the foreign relations committee. has many contacts in the region, many trips in the region, its unlikely he would appoint an envoy. he wants to do it himself i would assume. does that make a difference? >> it seems to be the case. it's the secretary of state, he has a certain gravitas. but ultimately you're going to have to have a president who is committed to this issue and i'm not convinced that president obama see this is other as a loser issue for him at this point. >> rose: so finally, aaron, when they come back you don't think we'll have a greater understanding between the two leaders? >> i think you will. and particularly i think on iran. i think netanyahu will continue to give the president the time and space he needs on the israeli/palestinian thing. i don't know, charlie. i really think that this is a tough one and with all due respect to secretary kerry, i wish him well but barack obama is
much to even go there? >> they are talking about it but i think it will be in john kerry's lap and he will be here saturday night. after going to jordan with the president we will double back to jerusalem, have dinner with netanyahu, have dinner with a couple of advisers on both sides, and they will try to move this along. it is a big stretch. my colleague, veteran journalist here, martin fletcher of nbc, says it is hard for them to come up with a new configuration. you have ynetanyahu out of a ne election. you have palestinian authority. so how you have negotiations and what the formula would be and israel surrounded byis lathe fund meantlism and war in syria, it just really is a very hard climb. but they said they are at least going to start. and i know that john kerry is very committed to this. >> andrea mitch they'll jerusalem. thanks so much, andrea. great information. >> my pleasure, thank you. >> with us now is a fellow from is a van center at middle east policy from brookings institution. as andrea just mentioned, israelis had an election of their own recently. prime minister
. >>> happening now -- secretary of state john kerry has arrived in afghanistan on an unannounced visit. kerry is meeting with afghan president, hamid karzai, amid concerns that karzai may be jepertiseing progress in the war there -- jeopardizing progress in the war there. he also met with anotherry al- nourile al-maliki -- nouri al- maliki. negotiations broke down over whether the u.s. would have the power to block the release of some detainees. an agreement over the weekend gives the u.s. the power to veto the release of prisoners. >>> the death of a soldier from hayward is being mourned by his family and friends. james grissan died on thursday after being wounded in afghanistan. he was a graduate of mount eden high school, earned an associate's degree from the arts of san francisco. he is survived by his wife, parents and sister. >>> the parents of a contra costa county marine killed in a murder-suicide will fly to washington, d.c. this week to bring the body of their daughter home. officials say sergeant eusebio lopez of pacifica shot and killed 19-year-old sara castromata of oakley on thu
the future of the region but that being said, secretary of state john kerry is also here at the moment in jerusalem. he will be making these meetings and these rounds as well. he'll stay in the region after president obama leaves. he'll come back to jerusalem, speak to israeli officials about possibly starting peace talks -- starting peace talks again to find resolution when it comes to israeli/palestinian issue. it will be interesting to see what president obama says tomorrow when he speaks in front of hundreds of israeli students. he's made some strong words in the past condemning settlement construction in the occupied territories of the palestinians in the west bank. interesting to see what he has to say to these israeli students tomorrow. kelly? >> great stuff. thanks very much for that. straight ahead on the program, the internet isn't a vending machine. that's according to our next guest. he's the ceo of e-commerce giant. find out why he thinks you should check out with more than just profit in your basket. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engine
reaction from washington. >>> john kerry has arrived in afghanistan on an announced visit. kerry also met with iraqi prime minister over the weekend during a stop in iraq. kerry's visit comes as the u.s. handed control of the detention center today to afghan forces. the transfer ceremony was originally scheduled to take place two weeks ago during chuck hagel's first visit to afghanistan as defense secretary but negotiations broke down on whether the u.s. would have the power to block the release of some detainees. an agreement reached over the weekend gives the u.s. the power to veto prisoners. >>> the death of a soldier from hayward is being mourned by his family and friends. james gruesome died thursday in germany after being wounded in afghanistan. he is a graduate of hayward mt. eden high school. he earned an associate degree from the art institute of san francisco. he is survived by his wife, parents, and sister. >>> parents of a contra costa county marine killed in a murder-suicide will be flying to washington, d.c. this week to resteve tree their daughter -- retrieve their daughter
and gauge reaction from washington. >>> john kerry has arrived in afghanistan on an announced visit. kerry also met with iraqi prime minister over the weekend during a stop in iraq. kerry's visit comes as the u.s. handed control of the detention center today to afghan forces. the transfer ceremony was originally scheduled to take place two weeks ago during chuck hagel's first visit to afghanistan as defense secretary but negotiations broke down on whether the u.s. would have the power to block the release of some detainees. an agreement reached over the weekend gives the u.s. the power to veto prisoners. >>> the death of a soldier from hayward is being mourned by his family and friends. james gruesome died thursday in germany after being wounded in afghanistan. he is a graduate of hayward mt. eden high school. he earned an associate degree from the art institute of san francisco. he is survived by his wife, parents, and sister. >>> parents of a contra costa county marine killed in a murder-suicide will be flying to washington, d.c. this week to re
. >> they are right, it does not wash, john kerry announced $250 million of new money for egypt when he was there last. this money -- >> 750 million in more than a week, you know. >> always treated like this is discretionary money, we can always do this, what are you naive person or bump kin criticizing this money. >> i find it interesting you kept staring at me when you said bump kin. >> so, you know, high priority on how things look, this does not look good? >> i've discovered in this debate about the sequester, put this in perspective, about 50 billion of cuts out of a 4 trillion-dollar budget, they are small and inconsequential, the white house they shout armageddon, they think that everything that federal government does is purpose important. there is lit they wil little thl government does they say is indein-- indepennible. they have added so much you know green pork in all other programs only thing i would quibble a little bit with you about, i don't think we should stop this sequester. i think that every agency should take a cut. if we can find other things like 500 million to palestinians let
president bush's in 2009. secretary of state john kerry will accompany the president. president obama will also meet with palestinian leaders in the west bank. political analysts say the president has fence mending to do with both israelis and palestinians if he hopes to revive the stalled middle east peace process. >>> in just about 30 minutes, president obama will nominate assistant attorney general tomas perez. as the labor department secretary. he's been in charge of the civil rights division since 2005. he would be the first latino nominated by president obama for his second-term cabinet. hilda so list resigned in -- solis resigned in january to return home to family. >>> the san francisco symphony canceled its east coast tour because the musicians are on strike. a proposal was rejected to continue performances for a cooling-off period. still no word on when negotiations will resume. >>> 8:11. this week marks ten years since the u.s.-led invasion of iraq. the security concerns still plaguing the iraqi people. >>> and how a new grant for adding more police officers could mean offi
. secretary of state john kerry will accompany the president. president obama will also meet with palestinian leaders in the west bank. political analysts say the president has fence mending to do with both israelis and palestinians if he hopes to revive the stalled middle east peace process. >>> in just about 30 minutes, president obama will nominate assistant attorney general tomas perez. as the labor department secretary. he's been in charge of the civil rights division since 2005. he would be the first latino nominated by president obama for his second-term cabinet. hilda so list resigned in -- solis resigned in january to return home to family. >>> the san francisco symphony canceled its east coast tour because the musicians are on strike. a proposal was rejected to continue performances for a cooling-off period. still no word on when negotiations will resume. >>> 8:11. this week marks ten years since the u.s.-led invasion of iraq. the security concerns still plaguing the iraqi people. >>> and how a new grant for adding more police
. from new york, i'm chris hayes. the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, arrived in baghdad this morning on a surprise visit to iraq. his first since becoming secretary of state and pope plan sis at a palm sunday mass this morning. first of a week of ceremonies leading to easter. right now i want to talk about one of the most hotly debated police tactics in the country which was put on trial this week and n the federal court in manhattan. class action lawsuit against the northbound police department oar its controversial policy of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street, a tactic known as stop and frisk it began on monday and unfolded in dramatic fashion with whistle blower police officers testifying against the nypd and stop and frisk breaking down on the stand. thursday, one of the trial's most explosive moments the court heard a recording of a conversation between a patrolman and commanding officer of the stop and frisk policy. in which the commanding officer seemed to suggest skin color can be a deciding forecast tore in who is stopped. conversation was r
situation is, my administration is committed to doing our part. and i know that secretary of state john kerry intends to spend significant time, effort and energy in trying to bring about a closing of the gap between the parties. we can not give up on the search for peace. too much is at stake. and if we're gonna succeed, part of what we're going to have to do is to get out of some of the formulas and habits that have blocked progress for so long. both sides are going to have to think anew. those of us in the united states are going to have to think anew. but i'm confident that we can arrive at our destination to advance the vision of two nations, two neighbors, at peace, israel and palestine. if given the chance, one thing that i'm very certain of is that the palestinians have the talent, the drive, and the courage to succeed in their own state. i think of the villages that hold peaceful protests because they understand the moral force of nonviolence. i think of the importance that palestinian families place on education. i think of the entrepreneurs determined to create something new,
words turn into good deeds? to that end, secretary of state john kerry is scheduled to come back here tomorrow and begin actually the really hard work of diplomacy to see if he can get the israelis and palestinians to negotiate about maybe negotiating about a peace deal. still a long way off and despite all the applause and accolades of this trip, i don't think there is any real optimism it will make a huge difference on the ground, at least not immediately. back to you. >> brian: i know the president says it's time for both sides to drop preconditions and just go and talk. so if they could agree to agree to talk eventually, that would be progress. >> anna: that would be progress. but there have been a lot of harsh critics stepping forward. newt gingrich being one, saying this is something that western leaders typically do sometimes to make themselves feel good, that so much of the arab world, you know, speaking candidly, mind you, but that something that they're just doing to make themselves feel a bit better. >> steve: leend la vittert, we u.s. very much and good job. he quoted his
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